SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 & 10
Second Collection: Healing & Reconciliation
This weekend's second collection is for Healing and Reconciliation. Your tax-deductible gift to this collection will continue to support our Indigenous brothers and sisters in the following ways:
Healing and reconciliation initiatives for communities and families affected by past injustices
Culture and language revitalization projects aimed at preserving and celebrating Indigenous heritage
Education and community-building initiatives that empower individuals and promote unity
Learn more and donate today: rcav.org/healing-and-reconciliation
Thank you for your generous support!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 8AM - 6PM
You can't miss it! "Upper Room is a conference that inspires and connects hundreds of Catholics in pursuit of transforming their parishes into missionary outposts."
OUR ANNUAL SJB FESTIVAL IS BACK!
We thank God that we can once again gather in our community. There will be an International Food, Flea Market, 50/50 draw, Entertainment, and Children's games. Join us on Saturday, June 24th from 10:00am - 3:00pm in the courtyard of the parish.
If you would like to help or participate in anyway, please contact the parish.
Urgent Help Needed for Earthquake Survivors
Millions of Syrians were shaken awake by disaster on Feb. 6, and found their lives, like the buildings around them, reduced to rubble. CNEWA’s on-the-ground church partners are responding quickly to provide bedding, food, medicine, milk, nursing formula and diapers to more than 2,000 families seeking emergency shelter in convents, parish halls and schools. At this critical moment, your generous and prayerful support is more than necessary — it is vital to their survival. Will you be a lifeline to so many women, children and elderly people who have nowhere else to turn? Please donate online at rcav.org/syria
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Blessed Sacrament Parish and The Augustine Institute have partnered to bring our parishioners a free annual subscription to Formed.org. Think of it like ‘Netflix for Catholics’ which includes over 4,000 movies, documentaries, books, audiobooks, podcasts, study materials, and so much more! Now you can experience all the truth, beauty, and meaning of the Catholic faith on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, whenever and wherever you want!
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Once you’re in, be sure to check out award-winning programs like Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist.
The youth have designed beautiful cards that are available for online ordering. There are many different card designs available; cards for holidays, special occasions and celebrations. All funds raised will go towards the youth of Blessed Sacrament's funds for the World Youth Day in Portugal next year.
The Pictorial Cycle Book of the pictures and icons in the church is available, in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Blessed Sacrament Parish. This beautiful abundantly illustrated book contains the history and significance of these images, the history of the parish and of the renovations. You can purchase a signed copy of the book for $25 after the weekend Masses or at our parish office.
Pictorial Cycle Book
75th Anniversary Historical Souvenir Book
for Blessed Sacrament Parish
IPC Canada Photo Services will be taking professional photographs of all our parishioners beginning in September.
We invite all of you to participate in having your photos taken as you are part of our Church community and family!
Father Miguel already had his photos taken and he would appreciate the gift to see all of you in the Souvenir Book.
IPC Photo Services books a 30-minute photoshoot session per family.
They will be in the church basement.
During the session, you can have many photos taken: individual, couples, or family
For photoshoot Dates and Times in October, please contact the parish office.
Right after the session you will be able to choose:
The photo you would like in the 75th Anniversary book
The free printed 8”x10” photo you would like
Have the opportunity to order more photos at a reduced cost
You will receive a free 75th Anniversary Booklet when it is printed!
How do you book your photoshoot session?
Call the Parish Office to sign up (604-874-3636)
After the Masses, there will be volunteers who can assist you to book your session.
How can you help?
We will need volunteers to help greet families when they arrive for the photoshoots and assist where needed. Please call the office if you would like to help out during the actual photoshoot period. Please see the dates and time below.
Thank you for your participation! We look forward to seeing you!
New Parish Priest - Reverend Gilbert Nuñez
We welcome Father Gilbert Nunez as the new Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish!
Father Gilbert officially began his Pastoral journey at our Parish on Sunday, July 31st. Father Gilbert was ordained in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 2000, and was the vice-rector at the Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Kaohsiung before his assignment as Rector of the Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary Redemptoris Mater of Vancouver from 2013 to 2021.
Let us welcome him to our Parish community with open arms and prayers!
Farewell Fr. Miguel
In June, the school and parish bid Fr. Miguel farewell - may the Lord bless him all his life and repay him a hundredfold for his mission in our parish!
Parishioners celebrated with many festivities and a mass on the 75th Anniversary of the parish.
Pope Francis in Canada
Papal Visit Dates: July 24 - 29, 2022
As we prepare to welcome Pope Francis to Canada, we invite Catholics from across the country to participate in this historic journey in a number of different ways. In addition to television coverage of papal events, visit www.papalvisit.ca to access more than 10 livestream links of coverage featuring interpretation in many languages (including Indigenous languages), as well as livestream links from Vatican TV including commentary.
Salt & Light Catholic Media Foundation has a dedicated site for information and broadcast details for the papal visit - https://slmedia.org/popeincanada.
Novalis has also produced a digital resource that includes texts for all the liturgies presided by Pope Francis, prayers as well as reflections on the significance of the Papal Visit. To download the resource, visit livingwithchrist.ca.
We invite you to pray for the Holy Father and all those involved in this historic journey of healing, reconciliation and hope.